To connect your board to Wi-Fi, first access a shell prompt on the device. You can use either of the following methods:
Open a shell over adb with the
For the Raspberry Pi, first connect your board to your Wi-Fi router or development computer to assign it an IP address. Run the
adb connect <ip-address>command to connect to this IP address using the adb tool.
Connect to the serial console. Refer to the Get Started page for the particular board.
Once you can access a shell prompt, follow these steps:
Send an intent to the Wi-Fi service that includes the SSID of your local network. Your board must support the network protocol and frequency band of the wireless network in order to establish a connection.
$ am startservice \ -n com.google.wifisetup/.WifiSetupService \ -a WifiSetupService.Connect
The following arguments are supported with this command:
-e ssid network_ssid
Connect to the wireless network SSID specified by network_ssid. This argument is required.
-e passphrase network_pass
Optional argument to use the passcode specified by network_pass to connect to the network SSID. This argument is not necessary if your network doesn't require a passcode.
-e passphrase64 encoded_pass
Optional argument used in place of
passphrasefor passcodes with special characters (
space, !, ", $, &, ', (, ), ;, <, >, `, or |). Use base64 encoding to specify the value for encoded_pass.
--ez hidden true
Optional argument to indicate that the SSID specified in this command is hidden. If omitted, this value defaults to false.
Verify that the connection was successful through
$ logcat -d | grep Wifi ... V WifiWatcher: Network state changed to CONNECTED V WifiWatcher: SSID changed: ... I WifiConfigurator: Successfully connected to ...
Test that you can access a remote IP address:
$ ping 126.96.36.199 PING 188.8.131.52 (184.108.40.206) 56(84) bytes of data. 64 bytes from 220.127.116.11: icmp_seq=1 ttl=57 time=6.67 ms 64 bytes from 18.104.22.168: icmp_seq=2 ttl=57 time=55.5 ms 64 bytes from 22.214.171.124: icmp_seq=3 ttl=57 time=23.0 ms 64 bytes from 126.96.36.199: icmp_seq=4 ttl=57 time=245 ms
Check that the date and time are set correctly on the device:
If you want to clear all of the saved networks on the board:
$ am startservice \ -n com.google.wifisetup/.WifiSetupService \ -a WifiSetupService.Reset